Jul 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
politicians. if he were here today he could be with jon stewart, he could be anybody, he uld be with stephen colbert and meet them eye to eye. that he was funny. how often have w seen a polician like that? not in a long time. >> rose: how do you think president obama's doing on those standards? >> well, i think the one thing he did care about, lincoln, originally, the emotional intelligence set of issues, i think he does have those. when you watch him around a table he makes sure everybody speaks, h listens to people with opposing advice. i think the thing you ve to learn when you get into the presidency is that a certain point you can't listen anymore. lincoln finally said "consensus can be paralyzing, you have to decide when to act." >> rose: wow. >> so that everyone around a table, for example, he debated emancipation for two months, three months, and everybody had different points of view. don't do it, do it, do it yesterday. he finally decided i'm making my mind up and issuing the emancipation proclamation. he goes to the cabinet and says "i don't want your ideas. i've made up my mind.
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thisendment. they will do this political posturing t behind the scen i can tell you know jon kyl, the number two republican in the senate, eric cantor number two republican in the house, they areehind the scenes meeting to figure out how much of these spending cut does you need in the mcconnell, plus i agree with hans t is mcconnell plus and harry reid and s commission, all that gets lumped in together. the white house by the way, jack lou, bill daly, these guys, they're involved in the re-- reid mcconnell negotiations at this point. >> rose: right. >> so this is, it's being put together, okay. and it's a little bit of mcconnell, as hans put it, a little bit of the cuts that they had agreed to on biden d then throwing in harry reid's commission. >> rose: tha you, chuck, great to you have on the program. >> great to see you, sir. >> rose: hans, welcome and we'll see you again soon. >>hanks for having me. >> rose: we move nowo the glob economy and the challenges to it. not only in the con secretaries-- context of the president's press conference, also the fact that the european union issued re